Murderers, Rapists, Child Molesters, And…

People who won’t tell you their name?

SERIOUSLY???

That is exactly what is happening in a Kangaroo Court in Keene, New Hampshire this week.

Here’s what happened: A facebook/twitter friend of mine went to court Monday to video tape the proceedings of another friend of his. It was below zero in New Hampshire that day, so he wore a hat, as the vast majority of body heat is lost through the head. A smart move.

But apparently it is illegal to wear a hat in a courtroom in Keene, New Hampshire – but you won’t find this written on any sign as you enter the building.

So my friend was arrested – even though moments later, a Keene Police Department officer was also wearing a hat in the same courtroom, without prosecution.

Because he had done nothing wrong, he refused to give the cops his name. Over the course of Monday night, they eventually learned his name, but he still refuses to voluntarily give it.

And because of that, the judge of this Kangaroo Court is putting a man in jail indefinitely, much the same as is done with terrorists. The man is currently sleeping in the same facility as murderers, rapists, child molesters, and the other scum of society who have actually harmed another – even though his only “crime” was choosing not to give his name when he was unjustly arrested.

For more information, please check out one of the sites he works with, Liberty On Tour, and please keep him and our entire justice system in your prayers.

This SHOULD NOT happen in America, and yet it is. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

One Reply to “Murderers, Rapists, Child Molesters, And…”

  1. I don’t get it. Was he arrested for wearing a hat or for not providing his name? It makes a difference.

    If it was for the hat, well then he should have been given some kind of warning first. But the judge does have the authority to set rules in his court. If you think otherwise, just try not standing when he enters, or doing anything that might land you in contempt of court.

    “So my friend was arrested – even though moments later, a Keene Police Department officer was also wearing a hat in the same courtroom, without prosecution.”

    So the rule should have been enforced against both of them. The unfairness of this story is not that your friend was arrested, but that the other guy broke the law (rule?) with impunity.

    “Because he had done nothing wrong, he refused to give the cops his name.”

    Yes, he was doing something wrong. He was wearing a hat.

    But if it was for failing to provide his name…so what? There is no right not to provide your name. They need to charge you with something. They also need to run your name to see if you have a warrant. The rights of the accused are contained in the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments. It doesn’t say that you have a right to remain anonymous. Don’t go making up rights.

    Also, the Supreme Court ruled in 2004 that police may arrest those who refuse to give their names. If your friend was already under arrest, then that would be different.

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2001961825_police22.html

    In any case, how can they have a legal proceeding if they don’t know who’s standing before the court? If he’s really being held indefinitely, perhaps it’s because they can’t charge Mr. X with any type of infraction. They have to charge a person, and people have names.

    “This SHOULD NOT happen in America, and yet it is.”

    Uh…why? No one’s rights are being violated here. It’s just the story of one smart-ass kid who got arrested for being a smart-ass kid in the courtroom, now he thinks he’s a constitutional lawyer.

    Wearing a hat in court? Not a constiutional right.
    Refusing to provide your name? Not a constitutional right.

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